# Definitions and Synonyms of *proportion* | Another word for *proportion* | What is *proportion? *

*Definition 1: magnitude or extent - [noun denoting attribute]*

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*a building of vast proportions*

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*(**proportion* is a kind of ...) the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

*proportion*is a kind of ...) the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)

*"they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion"**"about the magnitude of a small pea"**Definition 2: harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design) - [noun denoting attribute]*

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*in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance*

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*(**proportion* is a kind of ...) the spatial property of the way in which something is placed

*proportion*is a kind of ...) the spatial property of the way in which something is placed

*"the arrangement of the furniture"**"the placement of the chairs"**Definition 3: the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole - [noun denoting linkdef]*

*(**proportion* is a kind of ...) the ratio of two quantities to be divided

*proportion*is a kind of ...) the ratio of two quantities to be divided

*(... is a kind of **proportion* ) (an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeeds

*proportion*) (an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeeds

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*"the salesman's batting average was 7 out of 12"*### (... is a kind of *proportion* ) a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)

### (... is a kind of *proportion* ) the proportional relation between two divisions of line or two dimension of a plane figure such that short : long :: long : (short + long)

### (... is a kind of *proportion* ) the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it

*"the scale of the map"**"the scale of the model"*### (... is a kind of *proportion* ) a quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure

*"the literacy rate"**"the retention rate"**"the dropout rate"*### (... is a kind of *proportion* ) the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.

### (... is a kind of *proportion* ) the number of cases of a disease divided by the number of infections with the agent that causes the disease

### (... is a kind of *proportion* ) the number of cases of a disease ending in death divided by the number of cases of the disease; usually expressed as a percentage or as the number of deaths per 1000 cases

### (*proportion* is a part of ...) one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion

*Definition 4: the relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree - [noun denoting linkdef]*

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*an inordinate proportion of the book is given over to quotations**a dry martini has a large proportion of gin*

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*(**proportion* is a kind of ...) a relation between magnitudes

*proportion*is a kind of ...) a relation between magnitudes

*Definition 5: balance among the parts of something - [noun denoting shape]*

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*(**proportion* is a kind of ...) equality of distribution

*proportion*is a kind of ...) equality of distribution

*Definition 6: adjust in size relative to other things - [verb of change]*

*(**proportion* is a kind of ...) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

*proportion*is a kind of ...) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

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*"Adjust the clock, please"**"correct the alignment of the front wheels"*### (... is a kind of *proportion* ) reduce proportionally

*"The model is scaled down"*### (... is a kind of *proportion* ) increase proportionally

*"scale up the model"**Definition 7: give pleasant proportions to - [verb of change]*

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